Elkhart teacher a finalist for Indiana's Teacher of the Year

ELKHART, Ind. -- An Elkhart Central High School teacher is a finalist for Indiana's 2018 Teacher of the Year.

The Indiana Department of Education announced the top ten finalists on Thursday.

Kristin Baker of Elkhart Central was the only Michiana teacher to be named a finalist.

Baker has been teaching for 18 years. She is the head of the speech and theatre departments.

“Our students succeed because of exceptional instruction in the classroom,” said Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction. “This list of educators is comprised of the best of the best across Indiana, and I am grateful for the dedication and hard work they show each and every day. Our teachers deserve all the support and recognition they can receive and I am happy to honor them through our Teacher of the Year program.”

The winner will be announced in October and will represent the state at the national level.

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